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Lunch Hour Lectures

Lunch Hour Lectures are an opportunity for anyone to sample the exceptional research work taking place at UCL, in bite sized chunks. Speakers are drawn from across the university, and lectures frequently showcase new research and recent academic publications.

Lunch Hour Lectures take place 13:10 - 13:55, are free, and are open to anyone on a first-come, first-served basis.

All lectures are streamed live online and can be watched by clicking on the Watch Lunch Hour Lectures online link above. Lectures can also be watched from one week after the event on our YouTube channel where all lectures will be subtitled.

Thursday 23 November 2017

Opposites Attract – Facsimile cities: should architects now be making video game worlds?

13:10  — 13:55

For centuries, architects have dreamed up new cities and societies. Today, the widespread influence of contemporary video game technologies challenges the architect’s hold on speculative…

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Tuesday 28 November 2017

To Infinity and Beyond! Life in our solar system: redefining the habitable zone

13:10  — 13:55

Traditionally, the search for life beyond Earth has been in the ‘habitable zone’, where water may be, or may have been, present on a planetary surface. Professor Coates will examine…

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Thursday 30 November 2017

#trending – Language brokers, not stock brokers: young people as traders of culture

13:10  — 13:55

When young people migrate to a new country, they often learn the local language rapidly and inevitably begin to translate on behalf of their family. These ‘child language brokers’ translate…

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Tuesday 5 December 2017

Taboo – Lesbians as a metaphorical threat to the heteronormative national order? History of sexualities, politics and cinema under communism in Eastern Europe

13:10  — 13:55

Is there a history of lesbian life under communism? Following a screening of the 1982 film The Other Way, Dr Chowaniec will analyse the attitude to homosexuality in Eastern European…

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